Monday, May 23, 2016

Paper Players #296 Sketch Challenge and a Graduation!!

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine flew by in a flash!!

My niece graduated from Salem State with a BA in Accounting this Saturday. I am so happy for her!! Here are a few photos of the day!!

Poor thing had to walk down the aisle on crutches!! She had knee surgery a week and a half ago!!

They give their diplomas out on the same day they graduate!! You don't have to wait for the mail.

My daughter Charlotte with Kaitlyn.

Kaitlyn and I. I cannot tell you how proud I am of this kid. She is smart, hardworking and just a great person!!

Enough about my Saturday!! I was able to spend some time in my craft room yesterday and I actually got to make a card for a challenge!! It has been so long since I have had the time, or the inclination, to do so. My mojo seems to have been playing hide and seek with me lately.

I used the Paper Players #296 Sketch Challenge for my card.

I used Sunny Studio "Backyard Bugs" and Paper Trey Ink's "Building Blocks" stamps for this card. The flowers, leaves and flower pot have been sitting on my desk for ages, calling me every time I sat down. However, I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with such tiny images.

Here is the sketch that I used:

I started out by using Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Rectangle" dies to cut out of a piece of Pebbles paper from the "Spring Fling" collection. I then used my "Nesting Circles" by Umbrella Crafts to cut out a circle in the middle. I layered this over an A2 white card base.

I took the pinked circle that I had blended with Distress Ink's AGES ago and stamped my sentiment. I adhered it in the middle of the die cut circle. Next I used My Favorite Things "Stitched Circle Frames" to die cut a frame out of Kraft paper. I adhered this around the center.

I adhered the little flowers and flower pot over the circle and covered the flowers with Wink of Stella. The card was complete!! It was fast and easy, which is something I NEVER say!!!

I thank you for stopping by tonight. Have a FABULOUS Tuesday!!


~amy~ said...

Awesome pics and I love your card!!

Anita in France said...

What a sweet card, Nora ... those tiny blooms are just so pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

Joanne James said...

Great graduation photos Nora and a super sweet card too! I love the subtle ombre of the central circle and the pattern on the front kraft panel - both perfect accompaniments to your little pot of cheery blooms. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Inkyfingers said...

I love this card Nora - sometimes the quick cards are the beast! I love the background paper you used and this is such a great take on that sketch. Congratulations to your niece and it looks as if you all had a great day.

Claire Broadwater said...

Congrats to your niece! How wonderful!
Your card is fantastic! I love the kraft paper and all your dies! Such a fun card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Kara Lynne said...

Congrats to your niece! Such a pretty card, Nora. I love that orange citrus blend paired with the kraft cardstock and you found the perfect home for your flowers!

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card Nora and wonderful photos! Congrats to your niece.

Taunya Butler said...

Congratulations to your niece on her graduation!! So sad that she had to be on crutches - I hope she heals up soon!! As for your wonderful, beautiful, dare I say, AMAZING card - it is so incredible and what a perfect use for those tiny bits and pieces you had - worked so great on this card!! Love the stacked circles and this just is so awesome looking!! Way to go, Nora!!!

laurie said...

Awesome card! I love that kraft paper, and the cute pot of flowers. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge at The paper Players!